UCLA was not exactly devastating against crosstown rival USC in its final game, but the Bruins did not have to be to win. The Trojans, who had lost 15 in a row to UCLA in five years, tried to slow down the pace, and that is about all they accomplished. Lew Alcindor, who had 23 points, rattled in nine straight at the start of the second half and UCLA won 72-64. There was some consolation for USC's Bob Boyd. "They never blitzed us," he said proudly.
The West Coast AC showdown was a struggle for a half, with Santa Clara ahead of Loyola only 35-29. Then the Broncos, led by the Ogden boys, Bud and Ralph, went on a 17-4 tear in the next 10 minutes, and it was all over for the Lions. Santa Clara coasted home, 77-62.